Lacey, Robert - Great Tales from English History - ( Item 114853 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. No slipcase. New preface by the author. Bound in cloth, printed and blocked with a design by Neil Gower. 384 pages with 67 colour and black & white illustrations. Size: 10 ins x 6¾ ins. Great Tales from English History takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of the greatest landmarks in English history, from Julius Caesar's arrival on British shores on 26 August 55 BC to the discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick nearly 2,000 years later. This superb illustrated edition unites 101 key tales from Robert Lacey's acclaimed three-volume series, in a new selection containing famous events, such as the Great Fire of London, as well as others that are less well known – for example, the exploits of the 15-year-old Nelson in the Arctic. Here is King Canute's attempt to turn back the waves; the mysterious murder of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral; Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt; Thomas Clarkson and his fight against slavery; the dramatic religious conversion of John Wesley; and the heroism shown at Dunkirk in 1940. In the brilliant storytelling tradition of Our Island History, combined with the latest and most accurate research, this is history as it should be told. Read this outstanding book and experience the drama of English history through the great personalities, battles, discoveries, dramas and tragedies that have moulded the nation.
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